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Firewire connection?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mickaveli2001, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. mickaveli2001

    mickaveli2001 Byte Poster

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    Hi folks, I have a lightscribe DVD multi writer. It's an external one and has 3 connections on the back of it. A power one, and 2 firewire ones. I was hoping to come on tonight and hook it up to my laptop, and copy some music onto lightscribe CD-R's for the first time, but realised there is no firewire socket on my laptop :dry is there any cables, or adapters available to hook it up via USB in anyway. I've had a brief look on EBay but to no avail. I think it's a 6 pin firewire connection
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    You can get PCMCIA to firewire adapters. Laptops often have the small IEEE 1394 interface connection you might just need a different cable.
     
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  3. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    There's certainly converters out there... you'll just have to search that little bit harder! :)
     
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  4. mickaveli2001

    mickaveli2001 Byte Poster

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    I just noticed I have what appears to be a small connector similar or same to the connector which appears to be on digital cameras and the PS3 controller. Is this a 4 pin firewire by any chance? :blink
     
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  5. dmarsh

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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Could be - but as I can't see it I can't be sure! How about telling us the make and model of your laptop? Or looking in the docs? :p

    Harry.
     
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